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the u.s. and russia. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. intelligence reports are suggesting as this regime gets closer to falling, syrian president, bashir al assad could release sirin gas on the people there to subdue the rebellion. this would be a new phase of the war. it has the u.s. uniting with russia to stop it and some here on capitol hill calling for u.s. military intervention. rockets streak across the syrian sky as the battle between rebel forces and troops move to outskirts of the capital of damascus. jeffrey white says it's only a matter time before the bloody civil war is over. >> you can feel it. you can sense it. looks like the regime is being defeated. >> reporter: intelligence officials say chemical weapons believed to be stored at this syrian base have been primed and ready for use. >> we remain very concerned. very concerned that as the opposition advances in particular on damascus, that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: so far the u.s. has been very reluctant to use military force to help the over
resume here at city hall as soon as the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals it. they made the ruling that prop 8 was unconstitution unconstitutional. they will decide whether or not they will review the constitutionality. that is the ban approved in 2008. if the court decides to take on the issue, there would be an argument scheduled sometime in march or april and the case would likely be decided by the end of june. now if the supreme court decides not to review this today, which they could say that they're going to not review it today, well, then same sex marriages could resume experts say within a couple weeks. live in san francisco, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> public health officials are warning san francisco residents of a meningitis outbreak in new york. the big apple is seeing a string of gay men suffering from the potentially deadly bacteria since there's so much travel between our two cities, officials want gay men here to be aware and consider getting vaccinated. >>> if gay men are planning to travel to new york over the holidays for the next several weeks and think that they ma
now. cbs has learned that the u.s. has discovered they have prepared chemical weapons that could potentially beused against the opposition. right now there are no indications that any of those chemicals could be fixed on military aircraft. meanwhile the obama administration says essentially countries in the middle east have offered asylum to assad and his family. assad has repeatedly said he will not leave syria. the u.s. said he will be accountable for the battle against the syria people. >>> overnight the political turmoil in egypt has turned deadly. they have been secured to security the presidential palace. state tv says at least five people and supporters were killed when they fought in front of the presidential palace in cairo. the army used tanks and troops to control the situation. >>> software guru john mcafee spent the night in a guatemalan jail. he was arrested yesterday for entering the country illegally. he said he crossed the border from belize to seek asylum. he's wanted there for questioning in a murder. mcafee had been on the run for weeks. bee good shah bad repo
affiliated with the rebels a terrorist organization that has alleged ties to al qaeda. any assets in the u.s. are frozen, and americans are barred from doing business with it. >>> the body of the navy s.e.a.l. killed during a mission to rescue an american doctor from the taliban is on its way home. the family of dr. dilip joseph released a statement praising the s.e.a.l.'s hero im. he was part of seal team six, the unit that killed osama bin laden. it remain unclear if he was on that mission. david martin reports. >> reporter: the pentagon identified the navy s.e.a.l. killed as 28-year-old petty officer first class nicolas checque. part of a high-risk operation to rescue american dilip joseph before his taliban captors got him across the border into pakistan where u.s. forces cannot go. joseph, a medical adviser to the private aid organization morningstar development, had been kidnapped on wednesday along with two afghan staff members in the mountains east of kabul. according to u.s. officials, the taliban demanded a ransom of $100,000, money morningstar development didn't have. the taliban
purposes. u.s. says they believe it's a cover to deliver nuclear weapons. the test defies international warnings and it's likely to bring new sanctions against the north. >>> to the fiscal cliff now, leaders in washington have less than three weeks to reach a budget deal or else face automatic spending cuts and tax increases that are likely to send the country back into a recession. the agreement has been slow. president obama and congressional republicans remain split on raising taxes on upper middle-class americans. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest now. susan, good morning to you. >> hi. good morning, terrell. both sides are talking publicly about what they want. the gop pushing back against that. but privately negotiations do continue. in an exclusive interview airing on abc's "20/20" this friday night, president obama says he's optimistic a deal will be reached, and he's confident the gop won't hold the middle-class taxes hostage to protect higher income americans. >> taxes are going to go up one way or the other, and think the key is to make sure the taxes go up on h
. also u.s. and russian diplomats met in moscow again sunday trying to broker a cease-fire. as david martin reports there's growing concern that al qaeda is influencing the rebels. >> reporter: videos set to show the aftermath of a syrian air strike shows graphic evidence of a life-and-death battle, which high-level diplomats say is bad and getting worse. despite its air power, the assad regime appears increasingly defensive. it includes a global number of radical islamists. >> the jihadees are getting big and bigger. the longer the conflict goes on, the bigger it will get. >> reporter: the gee ha des are an offshoot of al qaedas in iraq. according to jeffrey white, a former analyst for the defense intelligence agency, they are now turning the tide against the assad regime. >> they are very good fighters. they are -- they give the rebels a combat edge. they're quite willing to die, they fight on all key fronts, they're involved in many of the key actions. these are not people we want to win. >> reporter: but the rebels making inroads on damascus itself, monitoring of syrian bases lik
congress about the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, but had to cancel because of her health issues. clinton was already scheduled to step down as secretary of state next month. president obama has nominated john kerry to be her replacement. >> marlie hall in new york this morning. >>> also today is the final day of fiscal cliff negotiations. hope of reaching a wide-ranging deal in automatic spending increases and tax cuts is all but gone. spending would be reduced and cuts would be felt in all areas of the government. economies have warned that going over the cliff would cause a spike in unemployment and trigger another recession. this morning the senate reconvenes with the aim of reaching a smaller deal, one that might spare millions of americans from paying her taxes. danielle nottingham reporting now from washington. >> lawmakers are still working on it. >> i want everyo one to know i' willing to get this done but i need dance partner. >> the main sticking point between democrats and republicans continues to be over the threshold of tax increases. pr
, but in recent years, a symbol of u.s. capitalism became a victim of technology and regulatory changes. >>> instagram, the mobile picture-sharing service owned by facebook has bowed to user pressure and has revised its controversial terms of service policy. among them the company said its advertisers could display its photos without paying for them. instagram now says there are no such plans. >>> and facebook has a new way to reach out to others, but it's going to cost you. until now messages sent to people not connected with the social network would arrive in a folder marked other for so-called less relevant messages. now it's testing a service that charges $1 to guarantee that users' messages send to nonconnected people will arrive in their mailboxes. it would have to be a really important message. >> you're pushing it facebook. my thing is if you want to get a message, you don't send it on facebook anyway. >> that's right. you text. >> like we do, ashley. >> yeah. >> ashley morrison here in new york. have a good weekend. take care. >>> up next in sports, a surprising admission from
. it is expected to be the busiest mailing day of the year with a crush of holiday packages. the u.s. postal service predicts a 20% increase in package deliveries compared to last year. that could help the struggling service recover from its recent billion-dollar losses caused by more americans replacing snail mail with email. >>> southwest airlines has a new fee. it will apply to people who fail to use their ticket if they don't cancel first. the discount carrier plans to raise the fees it already charges for early check-in and overweight bags. >>> we have a system brewing in the bay area today. time isn't good. >> right for the commute this morning so slick on the road. we have hit-and-miss showers outside right now. low-level moisture is spreading across the bay area. high-def doppler radar is tracking the system as it pushes through. you can see the scattered showers just enough to get roads wet this morning if you are heading out so be careful. we are look at scattered showers continuing right in toward the east bay toward danville and walnut creek. showers along the 680 corridor. watch
the so-called "fiscal cliff." this is a live picture of the u.s. capital right now where the house is set to reconvene less than a half hour from now. but there are questions about how much progress can be made. andrew spencer has more on why the process steams have stalled -- seeps to have stalled. >> if there is an ultimate compromise, there will be parts of it that i find disgusting and reprehensible which i may have to swallow in the name of finding compromise. >> reporter: a rare sunday session on capitol hill. >> the senate will come to order. >> reporter: as lawmakers work on a voiding the so-called "fiscal cliff." talks briefly hit a, quote, major setback on sunday over social security benefits according to a democratic source. but both sides agree to push forward. >> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done. but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is apparently that person for senate minority leader mitch much. top level sources say the two are taking over talks. if nothing is resolved by midnight tax rates for all americans will increase. de
for same- sex marriage could happen in just a few hours when the u.s. supreme court will announce more cases it plans to take up. the high court did not include same-sex marriage in its list released friday afternoon. that left supporters of california's proposition 8 and opponents of the federal "defense of marriage act" hoping for action on those issues today. >>> a former bay area boy scout will be honored in sacramento this afternoon. 18-year-old ryan andresen was forced to leave his moraga troop because he is gay. he will be recognized for his bravery today by state assembly speaker john perez. >>> republicans and democrats are in a stalemate in negotiations to avoid that "fiscal cliff." as susan mcginnis reports, key players took to the sunday talk shows to make their case. >> reporter: the white house is already decorated for the holidays, but the mood here in washington is anything but festive. >> i think we're going over the cliff. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act, america will ring in the new year with $110 billion in spending cuts and a $500 billion tax increase leaving
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for the nation's lawmakers to avoid the dreaded "fiscal cliff." we have a live picture from the u.s. capital where the house just reconvened just a short tim ago. a source telling the "associated press" the democrats have offered to extend tax cuts for families making up to $450,000 a year and individuals that are making $400,000 a year. the president originally wanted the tax cuts to be extended only for families making up to $250,000 a year. for more on the down-to-the wire talks here's andrew spencer. >> if there is an ultimate compromise, there will be parts of it that i find disgusting and reprehensible which i may have to swallow in the name of compromise. >> reporter: a rare sunday session on capitol hill. >> senate will come to order. >> reporter: as lawmakers work on avoiding the so-called "fiscal cliff." talks briefly hit a, quote, major setback on sunday over social security benefits according to a democratic source. but both sides agree to push forward. >> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done, but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is ap
a porch is busted. 39-year-old daniel price stole a box from a house in concord just 15 minutes after u.s. dropped it off, according to police. here he is walking up to the door. these photos were posted online three days ago. police got tips and searched his home and found stolen presents. >>> u.s. stock futures are sharply lower after a setback in budget negotiations in washington. the latest roadblock and efforts to avert the "fiscal cliff" is having ripple folks around the world. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a setback in the "fiscal cliff" talks triggered a sell-off overseas this morning. tokyo's nikkei lost 1% while hong kong's hang seng also dropped half a percent. wall street stocks fared better rebounding from earlier losses yesterday. the dow ended 59 points higher on thursday's trading while the nasdaq was up 6 points. >>> research in motion says it lost one million blackberry subscribers around the world in the last quarter. the plunge is the first for blackberry leaving it with 79 million users. their stock was d
of explosions in afghanistan this morning and kabul. a car bomb exploded outside a u.s. military contractor's compound. police say at least one person was killed and dozens wounded inside the compound. earlier in eastern afghanistan a bomb or land mine killed ten young girls. police say it could have been a device buried in the ground, and the girls could have triggered when they walked through the woods. >>> back home, manhunt for a man who killed two police officers. they were responds to a suspicious vehicle outside a grocery store when the gunman shot both officers in the head. police found the vehicle a few blocks from the store but the suspect wasn't inside. police say he's 22 years old, armed, and extremely dangerous. >>> in washington, some apparent movement in negotiations to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. white house congressional aides worked over the weekend to work on a proposal. john boehner offered a new proposal to the president on friday. it includes an increase on the tax rate of people making $1 million a year. in exchange he is asking for $1 trillion in spending cuts.
. and she tried very hard to help her kids. >> sad day four? >> very sad. very sad. >> u.s. officials will investigate the crash that killed her and 6 others. there will be a preliminary report within 10 days. >>> a man was hit and killed by a truck in san francisco yesterday. it happened around 2:30 at market and bill streets. police say the truck driver is cooperating with investigators, who are still trying to determine exactly what happened. it comes as san francisco kicks off a traffic safety campaign this holiday season. it's called "what's the rush?" it encourages people to be more aware of their surroundings. >>> the burlingame school district will meet tonight to consider a plan to reopen hoover elementary school. the school has been closed since the early 1980s. neighborhood residents are concerned that opening the school will have a major impact on traffic bringing 250 cars to the area twice a day. >>> monterey bay residents want to know what drove thousands of squid to beach themselves. thousands washed up yesterday along a 12-mile stretch of shoreline from aptos to watson
45 minutes or so away from the opening bell. >> u.s. stock futures are edging high they are morning. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com joins us. good morning. >> reporter: asian stocks good a boost. tokyo's nikkei added .5% to reach its highest closing in eight months and hong kong's hang seng is up 1%. >>> dow up 78 yesterday, the nasdaq up 35. >>> the federal reserve is expected to announce the details. its latest bond buying program. the central bank is expected to buy $45 billion worth of long- term treasuries a month. the goal is to lower interest rates, spurring borrowing and lending to soften the blow if we go over the "fiscal cliff." the fed will also release a revised economic outlook. that will be ben bernanke speaking today at 12:30. and that's the reason the stock futures are higher now. >> i guess yahoo got a bit of a makeover, too. >> reporter: it unveiled new versions of its free email service as it tries to regain some of the ground it los togmail. heand they have new apps. it's the first major product revamp that we have seen at yahoo since marisa mayer took over
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